Donate £10
or more

Support women
workers in
Bangladesh
Scarceness of Water

Poor Sanitation
No Personal Space
www.crowdpa...
The success of the
RMG Sector is built on
the diligent efforts of
Female workers
But do you know their
side of the story?
The ill
Menstrual
Practices
By the Garments
workers

95%
Uses Dirty Rags and
Rejected Fabric Scraps

90%
Workers wash rags...
3

Living
Condition
THE OTHER SIDE
OF SEWING
MACHINE
SOAP
PP

FOODS

• Scarcity of Water
• Poor Sanitation
• No Personal S...
• Long Work Hours
• Forced Overtime
• Low Access to
Sanitation facilities

Scarceness of Water

Working
Condition
No Perso...
Social Stigma

• Hesitation in open
discussion
• Considered as Secret
and Shameful

80% of the RMG
workers do not know
abo...
• Monthly Average
Salary USD 36.88
• Around 66% less
than Living wage
• Delayed payment
• Deduction of
overtime amount

Lo...
• Male dominated
Distribution Channel
• Conservative
Society
• Reserved Attitude

Distribution
Channel
Living & Working Condition

Socio-economic Factors

Ignorance

Compromised Income

Use of Rags and
Rejected Fabrics
Lower ...
The Impacts
Psychological Problems
Stress
Anxiety
Low Self Esteem
Lack of Concentration

Physical Problems
Infections*
Abn...
The
Impact
Map

Affects Individuals

Their Families

The Industry

The Nation
What is
High absorbing
Disposable Sanitary
Napkin with Sanitary Belt
made of Bamboo Pulp
Why Bamboo?
Health Factors
 Naturally antibacterial, antifungal and anti-static
 300% more absorbent power than normal w...
Distribution through
Info-fairies
• Pool of trained women health
workers who works as Shurokkha
Distributor
• 18 to 25 yea...
BTL: Personal Awareness Program
Garments Boithok
• Monthly Group discussion among
Garments workers moderated by Infofairie...
BTL: Free Medical Advising
• RMG workers tend not to seek
medical help, even for serious
infections
• Shurokkha will arran...
Management Team

Debojit Saha
Head of Production
and Distribution

Sumayea
Tabassum

Sabrina Afroz
Erina

Head of Marketin...
Pilot Test at
• Conducted at Wisteria Textiles
Limited, Dhaka
• 30 RMG workers were
provided with one packet of
Shurokkha
Success Story- Comments from
Garments Workers at Wisteria
Textile Limited
“I think I am never going to miss
work for perio...
Success Story- Comments from
Wisteria Textile Limited

“Before our workers didn’t know
much about any such priduct.
Many o...
Social benefits of the project
Low-cost, high-quality disposable sanitary napkin with
sanitary belt to the working women o...
An affordable, convenient and
eco-friendly sanitary napkin
Donate £10
or more

Support women
workers in
Bangladesh
Scarceness of Water

Poor Sanitation
No Personal Space
www.crowdpa...
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Shurokkha crowdfunding project on crowd patch garment workers bangladesh

  1. 1. Donate £10 or more Support women workers in Bangladesh Scarceness of Water Poor Sanitation No Personal Space www.crowdpatch.co.uk
  2. 2. The success of the RMG Sector is built on the diligent efforts of Female workers But do you know their side of the story?
  3. 3. The ill Menstrual Practices By the Garments workers 95% Uses Dirty Rags and Rejected Fabric Scraps 90% Workers wash rags without soap and reuse without proper drying 33% girls Hide their rags in dirty places
  4. 4. 3 Living Condition THE OTHER SIDE OF SEWING MACHINE SOAP PP FOODS • Scarcity of Water • Poor Sanitation • No Personal Space
  5. 5. • Long Work Hours • Forced Overtime • Low Access to Sanitation facilities Scarceness of Water Working Condition No Personal Space Poor Sanitation
  6. 6. Social Stigma • Hesitation in open discussion • Considered as Secret and Shameful 80% of the RMG workers do not know about the healthy menstrual practices Ignorance
  7. 7. • Monthly Average Salary USD 36.88 • Around 66% less than Living wage • Delayed payment • Deduction of overtime amount Low Affordability
  8. 8. • Male dominated Distribution Channel • Conservative Society • Reserved Attitude Distribution Channel
  9. 9. Living & Working Condition Socio-economic Factors Ignorance Compromised Income Use of Rags and Rejected Fabrics Lower Wage Higher Medical Expenses The Evil cycle of ill Menstrual Practices Psychological & Physical Problems Physical Discomfort Low work productivity Work Absenteeism
  10. 10. The Impacts Psychological Problems Stress Anxiety Low Self Esteem Lack of Concentration Physical Problems Infections* Abnormal Pain Complicated Pregnancy Elongated Period *More than 50% of the women have been identified with infection Economic Problems Work Place Absenteeism* Low Productivity Decrease in Wage Increase in Medical Expense *The Most cited Reason for Absenteeism is Menstrual Pain
  11. 11. The Impact Map Affects Individuals Their Families The Industry The Nation
  12. 12. What is High absorbing Disposable Sanitary Napkin with Sanitary Belt made of Bamboo Pulp
  13. 13. Why Bamboo? Health Factors  Naturally antibacterial, antifungal and anti-static  300% more absorbent power than normal wood pulp Environmental Factors  Reduces pressure on valuable tree resources  Biodegradable in Nature  Compost can be prepared from used pads Economic Factors  Less competition on its usage  Grows faster  Requires less space
  14. 14. Distribution through Info-fairies • Pool of trained women health workers who works as Shurokkha Distributor • 18 to 25 years old • Educate the target market about menstrual hygiene and Shurokkha
  15. 15. BTL: Personal Awareness Program Garments Boithok • Monthly Group discussion among Garments workers moderated by Infofairies • The objectives of the group discussions are: • Make the garments workers aware of the harmful effects of Rags and Rejected Fabrics • Promote the use and benefits of Shurokkha
  16. 16. BTL: Free Medical Advising • RMG workers tend not to seek medical help, even for serious infections • Shurokkha will arrange free medical camps for RMG workers every three month • The objective of the Medical camp would be: – Conduct a basic Medical Check up of the RMG workers – Provide free medical advice on female health problems – Recommend Sanitary Napkins over Rags
  17. 17. Management Team Debojit Saha Head of Production and Distribution Sumayea Tabassum Sabrina Afroz Erina Head of Marketing Head of Fiance
  18. 18. Pilot Test at • Conducted at Wisteria Textiles Limited, Dhaka • 30 RMG workers were provided with one packet of Shurokkha
  19. 19. Success Story- Comments from Garments Workers at Wisteria Textile Limited “I think I am never going to miss work for period again, thanks to Shurokkha! ” -Shompa “Previously it was difficult for me to buy sanitary napkin from a male shopkeeper but friendly info-fairies make Shurokkha available at my doorstep”- Amena
  20. 20. Success Story- Comments from Wisteria Textile Limited “Before our workers didn’t know much about any such priduct. Many of those who knew felt shy to buy from shops. Now, after the pilot, our workers work with comfort. Medical expenses wend down and productivity went up.” Sadia Ahmed Oishee Director Wisteria Textile Limited
  21. 21. Social benefits of the project Low-cost, high-quality disposable sanitary napkin with sanitary belt to the working women of Bangladesh Awareness among the target group women about the menstrual health Employment for unskilled poor living in slums More confident and productive women workforce
  22. 22. An affordable, convenient and eco-friendly sanitary napkin
  23. 23. Donate £10 or more Support women workers in Bangladesh Scarceness of Water Poor Sanitation No Personal Space www.crowdpatch.co.uk
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